Prestressed Concrete Structures

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Winter 2002
Teacher(s):
MICHAEL P. COLLINS
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
28/03/2002 – 23/04/2002

This course explains state-of-the-art procedures for predicting the load-deformation behaviour of reinforced and prestressed concrete buildings, bridges and other civil engineering structures. It is shown that with a solid understanding of fundamental principles and by employing some powerful but easy-to-use computer programs, engineers can both evaluate the seismic performance of existing structures and treat complex practical design problems for new structures. Topics covered include: review of material properties and principles of engineering beam theory, response of elements subjected to flexure and axial load, elements subjected to shear, the modified compression field theory, strut-and-tie models, use of non-linear finite element models, and design of complex structures.

Suggested readings:

  • Collins, Michael P. and Mitchell, Denis (1991) Prestressed Concrete Structures, Prentice-Hall.